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#100 of 430 2004 Dodge Durango Hemi Funeral or New Life?
Feb 26, 2011 (9:56 am)
We have a 2004 Dodge Durango with a Hemi engine. We have kept the maintenance up and it has about 100,000 miles. We just took a road trip last weekend without incident.
Friday, my husband goes out, of course after cleaning the truck and making it shine, to go to the store and gets absolutely nothing except noise. No warning, no signs of a problem - absolutely nothing! The dang thing just died without warning. Our story is the same as most on this site - now we are debating whether or not to replace the engine because the exterior and interior of the truck is still in great condition.
We are stumped! My husband found this site while searching for answers and we sure wish we had know this before making this purchase.
I understand that folks are thinking about a class action suit. If a suit is brought against chrysler (they don't deserve a capital letter), we are definitely in and will help lead the charge.
#101 of 430 Dodge Durango Blown
Mar 03, 2011 (8:30 pm)
Any help available... My girlfriend parked her 2004 Durango 5.7 Hemi Friday after work, was running perfect, no noises no engine lights running great. Went out Tuesday morning to take her to dr and soon as hit the key BAM blown motor I am guessing, afraid to let run afraid the crank or rod will let go and ruin the block but I cant even find a rebuild kit. Help 83k miles and perfect body. Any help out there or from Dodge?
#102 of 430 Re: Dodge Durango Blown [tbird37887]
Mar 04, 2011 (12:24 pm)
Sorry about the mess your in I was there last summer with the 06 hemi commander a few pages back, I repaired my hemi, the steel valve seat comes loose in the alum head gets under the valve then the piston breaks up the seat you might get lucky like me, for some reason its always the drivers side, I replaced 1# piston and rod assy, new head, gaskets and fluids about 700.00 doing the work myself becareful not to run the engine the rod could break the block and you will have to replace the engine also make sure who ever does the work to remove all the framents out of the plastic intake manifold or the same thing will happen again good luck
#103 of 430 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango Hemi Funeral or New Life? [boonefamily]
Mar 04, 2011 (7:24 pm)
wow. SAME THING HERE.I came home from work on a thursday friday morning went to start the truck up. nothing we thought it was a starter husband changed it cranked it up heard banging.. and that was it the rod went through the oil pan..no sure what is gonna cost for a new motor but i love the truck.
#104 of 430 Looking at used 2004 Durango
Mar 06, 2011 (7:07 am)
I am looking at a 2004 Durango with 116,000 miles on it (for a second vehicle to tow a travel trailer). It is the limited edition with a Hemi in it. Is it worth the risk to buy this vehicle with this many miles on it? Thanks.
#105 of 430 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango Hemi Funeral or New Life? [joeyghemi07]
Mar 07, 2011 (5:15 am)
i got 5,000.00 from them for my 2004 i never gave up and a chrylser dealer never put the engin in for me i went to a privet place
#106 of 430 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango Hemi Funeral or New Life? [regina9524]
Mar 08, 2011 (11:33 pm)
How did you get $5000.00? Was your truck still under warranty? How many miles did it have on it? Mine was out of warranty but it still should have lasted longer than it did. I ended up getting another motor and now I'm afraid the same thing will happen.
Mar 09, 2011 (5:09 am)
i have a 2004 88,000 miles out of warrenty the rod broke i belive in june and i finilly got the 5,000 from chrysler in dec if you want to talk e mail me at Regina9524aol.com and i will give you my cell number
#108 of 430 Re: 2004 blown 5.7 hemi engine with 97 000 miles [danland1]
Mar 09, 2011 (11:21 pm)
i had the same problem in 06. i called chrysler they did not help and had to get a new engine